Pastoral Care

Rite Journey - The Departure

On Thursday evening, Year 9 students and their families participated in the annual Rite of Passage Ceremony, “The Departure”. This is a process that involves expressing gratitude towards the people who have cared for you and looked after you in times of need.

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Latest news from the P&F

We have had a very busy couple of months since our February meeting with some of our most popular events being very well supported. Thank you to all parents who took the time to come along to the Parent Uniform Forum that was held instead of the March P&F Meeting. Parents who attended received information regarding the uniform review, engaged in small group discussions and also talked to our designer at Perm A Pleat.

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Shizuoka Salesio College relationship

At the 7-10 Assembly this week, Harry Breslin (Year 9), Mrs Susie Allan and I had the pleasure of sharing some of our experiences from our recent Japan Study Tour. You can read a more detailed summary of the trip later in this newsletter. Whilst on the study tour, we had the opportunity to visit Shizuoka Salesio College, our new sister school. Last year, Ms Gilligan went to visit a number of schools across Japan and has successfully established a relationship with Salesio College.

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Uniform Review Update

Last week, the College Uniform Review and Re-Design Committee met for the third time with the focus on reviewing perspectives provided from the parent and staff focus groups based on the stakeholder survey feedback. These were held at the end of Term 1. Our student leaders held focus groups with the K-6 and 7-10 SRCs this week.

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Feast Day 1 May

On Wednesday 1 May, we celebrated the lives and great contributions of our patron saints Don Bosco and Dominic Savio. We entered this celebration knowing that we are part of a community that is based on love, friendship and unity in Jesus Christ.

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ANZAC services

One of our school expectations is ‘we are respectful.’ Over the holidays we commemorated ANZAC day as an opportunity for us to show our respect for those who fought under our flag.

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Parent & Teacher Interview bookings

During the final week of Term 1, Expectations Reports for Term 1 were emailed to parents. Following an extensive review, the staff and leadership of the College have worked to develop a report that provides quality feedback about how students are applying themselves in their learning across all subject areas.

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Japan Study Tour Update

​We commenced our journey last Saturday landing in Osaka and heading straight to Kyoto. We had the opportunity to explore a number of temples and castles throughout Kyoto, Osaka and Nara before making our way to Hiroshima.

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Tasmanian Everest climber speaks to Year 10

As part of Year 10 EMPOWER guest speakers program, John Zeckendorf, the first Tasmanian to summit Mt Everest, shared his story with Year 10 this week. Even more importantly, John demonstrated how he broke down the challenge of climbing Everest into smaller achievable goals.

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ANZAC Day 2019

This year ANZAC Day falls during the upcoming Term 1 school holidays on Thursday 25 April. It has become a tradition at Dominic College that all students are asked to represent the College at ceremonies at Glenorchy, Hobart, Lenah Valley, Pontville or New Norfolk. This is a day of national ritual and commemoration of sacrifice undertaken for our nation. It is a day during which large number of students, looking wonderful in their formal uniforms, participate in ANZAC Day marches and ceremonies.

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